Cannon's Point Plantation

Cannon's Point Plantation (HMK55)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 15.203', W 81° 21.143'

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In 1793 John Couper, with his partner James Hamilton, purchased Cannon's Point in northeastern St. Simons Island. In addition to the production of cotton, Couper experimented with citrus trees, grapes, date palms from Persia, mulberry trees for silk production, sugar cane, and olive trees from France. He became known as a leading agricultural innovator, and Cannon's Point Plantation gained the nickname "Georgia's Experimental Station." Public-spirited John Couper also donated the land for the St. Simons lighthouse on the south end of the island. Cannon's Point was the ancestral home of many Gullah Geechee still living in coastal Georgia.
HM NumberHMK55
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number63-9
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society, Coastal Georgia Historical Society, Friends of Coastal Georgia History, and Sea Island Company
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 466448 N 3457737
Decimal Degrees31.25338333, -81.35238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 15.203', W 81° 21.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 15' 12.18" N, 81° 21' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2913 Lawrence Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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